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I'm currently using a sarong to hip carry DS. It's comfy, but I don't have a lot of tying options. He is now 8 mos and VERY grabby. I'd like to be able to wear him on my back. I've been eyeing different wrap style slings for a while but the price tag scares me off. Yesterday, I saw the mamatoto site for the first time and it inspired me to get this...<br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8105184803&ssPageName=ADME:B:BN:US:1" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:BN:US:1</a><br><br>
Has anyone used a sari as a wrap? How did it work out? I figure for 20$, if I can't use it w/DS.....curtains? pillows? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:
 

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Very pretty. I think that would be a great wrap! Go for it!
 

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I live in a neighborhood with a lot of African immigrants. They tie their babies (and toddlers and little kids) on their backs using a length of fabric just about the size and weight of a sarong. One of them showed me how and although I have done it, I definitely have not exactly gotten the hang of it.<br><br>
Basically what you do is balance the kid on your back while you lean forward. The kid's legs should be straddling your back with the feet coming around to the sides of your torso.<br><br>
You spread the fabric over their back (easier with help) and under their butt. Then you take the bottom two corners of the fabric and tie a tight knot in front (usually somewhere between your belly button and your breasts). Then grab the top two corners of the fabric and tuck one piece into the other like you would a towel at the level of your breast bone (over your breasts).<br><br>
Stand up slowly. If the baby slips down much, you just lean forward, untuck the top half, bounce them up a bit higher on your back, pull the fabric tighter and then retuck.<br><br>
I know it sounds bizarre, but it really does work, and these women carry 3 and 4 year old kids like this. I have also seen some of them who tie the top half in a knot also. The babies ride pretty low on their mom's backs--usually the baby's butt is just above the mom's butt. I have also only seen them with the arms tucked in the fabric, so only the head peeks out, but I imagine that with an older kid, you could just have it under his armpits.<br><br>
I'll try posting a picture when my kiddo wakes up.<br><br>
Have fun. Jessi
 

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Okay, here are some pictures. Hope it makes some sense.<br><br><br><a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAOHLRwycMWzvA" target="_blank">http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAOHLRwycMWzvA</a>
 

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Jessi, thanks for the pics. That is really neat. Little bean is sleeping so I'll have to try tomorrow, but that looks like something that would work for me. I like using sarongs b/c they're easy to pack up and very multifunctional. And I used to wear them almost exclusively so I have bunches. I love the little butts too. When bean is in the sling, I find myself patting constantly.
 
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